Still time to apply for Asheville Police Department’s Fall Citizens Police Academy

The Asheville Police Department invites residents to apply for the Fall semester of the Citizens Police Academy.   The Citizens Police Academy is a free course that teaches citizens about the philosophies, policies and guiding principles of law enforcement and the ethical conduct governing police services in the community. It gives citizens an opportunity to appreciate and [...]

Asheville velodrome getting a makeover

 Photo courtesy of VeloSports Racing Team and Boyd Cycling Ring of Fire     Attention bicyclists who use the velodrome in Carrier Park: The velodrome renovation is about to begin. The great news: We’re going to have a better-than-ever velodrome for our community when the project is completed. The other news: There will inevitably be some down time for bicyclists [...]

City of Asheville seeks applications for temporary programming at 68 Haywood Street

The City of Asheville has cleared gravel off the City-owned property at 68 Haywood Street and is making other modest improvements to make way for public access and temporary uses of this City-owned site. The City has now issued a “Request for Expressions of Interest,” seeking ideas for organizing temporary programs in the space. It [...]

RAD Form-Based Code heading to go before City Council in July

The City of Asheville’s River Arts District (RAD) Form-Based Code is currently in the final review and approval stage of the adoption process. As opposed to traditional zoning code, which keeps uses (like residential and commercial) separate from one another, form-based code focuses more on the look and placement of new buildings to help maintain [...]

Pritchard Park improvements are under way

This rendering shows what the western edge of Pritchard Park along Patton Avenue will look like once the landscaping improvements are installed.   With spring, the drum circle is back in Pritchard Park each Friday night in downtown Asheville. Also this month, Pritchard Park landscape improvements began, with the goal of making this vibrant community gathering spot [...]

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Ashley Traynum-Carson named Interim Neighborhood Services Coordinator

Ashley Traynum-Carson, Interim Neighborhood Services Coordinator, has a passion for working with neighborhoods that stems back to her childhood. She vividly recalls walking around the neighborhood with her grandparents and feeling a sense of pride and a real connection to where she lived, a feeling that she believes every citizen should have. “I firmly believe [...]

Carrier Park velodrome to be resurfaced

Hello Asheville bicyclists! Do you use the velodrome in Carrier Park? Then you’ll want to know about upcoming improvements to the track. At its Jan. 24 meeting, Asheville City Council authorized City Manager Gary Jackson to begin this project with an engineering contract. That kicks off the velodrome resurfacing project, slated for completion sometime this fall. Parks [...]

Asheville street performers brochure provides guidelines

Asheville guitarist Adi grooves at the Flat Iron sculpture, one of two high-impact areas identified for the City’s street performers pilot program.     From string bands to celestial hammered dulcimer sounds, music emanates from many downtown Asheville sidewalks. So much so, Asheville’s street performer scene is part of our brand as a city. Now a new brochure [...]

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